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BEL
07-27-2012, 10:42 AM
My name is Brittany. I'm 17 years old and I have been diagnosed with lupus nephritis as of March 30, 2012. I'm hoping this site will give me the support that I have lost from my "friends" and other school mates. My family is extremely helpful in my illness. Im not quite sure how this site works but I'm open to talk to anyone who needs it :)

tgal
07-27-2012, 11:10 AM
Hi Brittany! Welcome to WHL! We are so glad that you found us. It is hard when you become I'll because most friends don't understand what you are going through. The good news is that everyone here "gets it". We know exactly how you feel so we understand

Make yourself at home. If you have questions or just have a topic you want to discuss start a thread and we will all be here for you. I look forward to getting to know you

Leahc
07-27-2012, 11:56 AM
Welcome Brittany!! My son was diagnosed last August with lupus nephritis, he has some other things going on too, but he's 14. Sorry that your friends and classmates are having a hard time but you've found a great group of people here to listen to you!!!

ritzbit2
07-27-2012, 12:14 PM
I would like to say from one lupie Brittney to another, hello! lol I'm 19 and was diagnosed at 16. I have belonged to this forum ever since then and everyone here is so kind and helpful. I hope you get as much out of it as I have :) Feel free to message me on here or find me on facebook through a page called teens with lupus. I spend a lot of my time on facebook and am always willing to talk!

magistramarla
07-27-2012, 05:07 PM
Hi BEL,
Welcome to WHL. You will find quite a few young folks like Ritz here who are supportive and friendly.
We also have plenty of concerned cyber aunties and cyber uncles around here who are always happy to answer questions or be a "shoulder" to lean on.
Hugs,
Marla

steve.b
07-27-2012, 08:57 PM
hi bel,
and welcome.

Mica
07-27-2012, 10:02 PM
Hi Brittany! Welcome the WHL!! I was diagnosed in my freshman year of high school, im now 21, and can say this site has helped me so much when I discovered it over a year ago. I think you will really enjoy this site, I never knew anyone with lupus until this site.

Doreen
08-02-2012, 06:05 AM
And, there she is!! My Brittany!

Derrie
08-02-2012, 06:41 AM
We have a mother-daughter pair on WHL? Is that a first? How awesome!

jmail
08-02-2012, 10:01 AM
Hey there Brittany BEL! This is the best site I've found for us all to rant, vent, support each other, just "talk" or whatever, and not be judged.

Some folks define "Friend" as "one who gives support, assistance; has feelings of affection for; tries to understand;..." - A person you know, who doesn't want to be bothered with you when you hurt or are in need is an "acquaintance". You'll make friends here.